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This Is 40 (2012)

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Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Fink ...
Graham Parker
Tom Freund ...
Graham Parker Solo Band
Older Pregnant Parent
School Playdate Parent
School Playmate Child


Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are turning 40. But instead of celebrating, they're mired in a mid-life crisis with unruly kids, debt and unhappiness mounding. Pete's record label is failing and Debbie is unable to come to terms with her aging body. As Pete's 40th birthday party arrives, Pete and Debbie are going to have to rely on family, friends, employees, fitness trainers, aging rockers and ultimately each other to come to terms with life at age 40. Written by napierslogs

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The Sort-of Sequel to 'Knocked Up'



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 December 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

This Is Forty  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,579,175 (USA) (21 December 2012)


$67,523,385 (USA) (22 February 2013)

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Did You Know?


The two girls playing Pete's & Debbie's children are actually the daughters of Leslie Mann & Judd Apatow. See more »


Pete refuses to have sex with Debbie and she walks away barefoot, but the sounds of high heels clicking on the floor can be heard. See more »


Graham Parker: Got a bit of a problem. Touch of gout.
Pete: Gout?
Graham Parker: Yeah, my whole family, they all had gout.
Pete: Jesus.
Ronnie: That's very unfortunate.
Graham Parker: My auntie Queenie, she had a foot like the size of a small pig. I've got a photo of it.
Ronnie: I'd love to see that photo of that gout foot.
Graham Parker: A couple of bunions as well.
Ronnie: Fuck.
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Crazy Credits

After the main credits roll, there's an extended alternate take of Catherine ad-libbing insults during the conversation with the Julie, Pete, and Debbie. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.49 (2012) See more »


Written by Jerry Cantrell
Performed by Alice in Chains
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Would have been great... if it was an hour shorter!
22 December 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I think I know my issue with Judd Apatow's movies.

They're always overdrawn. I think Apatow is a true Auteur, and has intelligent, stylish ways of telling a story.

Like almost all his flicks, this movie has laughs, heart and drama.... A LOT of drama.

Apatow should either write, or direct his movies, not both. I have a feeling if someone else took the directors chair/ producers chair, the movie would be significantly shorter.

I don't mind drama in movies, but when the extra hour of the movie is filled up with only drama, then I become irritated.

This is a movie you should rent/watch on Netflix. The writing and direction are both good, but you need to pace yourself, take breaks, come back later after getting some air, because 2.5 hours is to long for a movie like this.

This is all my opinion of course, so take it or leave it.

Regardless of anything, enjoy your night out at the movies, you earned it!

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